GPD issues Call for 2019 Special Award in public Candidate Nomination

The Glass Performance Days (GPD) organizing committee has issued a special Call for Candidates in nomination of the recipient of the second Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit (JVAM) to be announced at the opening of the GPD on June 26th 2019. The objective of the Award is to honor and reward individuals who have made personal and outstanding contributions to the international glass industry over the years. More info about award.
Outstanding contributions may represent eg.  product /process  development, new innovations, systems, construction, design, architecture, ambitious  research initiatives and advanced learning. The Prize offers an opportunity to extend both recognition and visibility for achievements that enjoy broad-based appreciation within the industry.

  • While the highlighting and personification of the Award is a very concrete and effective publicity step we wish to underline that it is for the common good and progress of the glass industry that the Award is instituted, says Jean-Paul Hautekeer of Dow Europe, Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Continued innovative progress and bold new solutions will keep the applications of glass at the forefront for designers, industries and research institutions and provide us with effective competitiveness in the choices of materials and solutions for building, automotive and interior decorating. The Award is our special tribute to leading contributors to the development of the glass industry.

Online registration of candidates
For the entering of candidates an immediate access registration JVAM link has been opened at the GPD web pages ( The deadline for proposals is March 17, 2019.
The Nomination Committee is chaired by Jean-Paul Hautekeer of Dow Europe. For additional information about the Award and the selection process, please contact the coordinators of the nomination process.

Claudia Kalin at, mobile +358 50 437 2339
Jorma Vitkala at, mobile +358 40 553 2042